The Chicago White Sox have had many memorable moments over the years. The successful seasons have been few and far between but the 2005 year will be talked about and remembered forever. Scott Podsednik was an integral part of that team getting over the hump that year. He was the perfect leadoff man for one of the most perfectly balanced lineups in the history of the team.
He had 0 home runs in the 2005 regular season but then popped off for two in the postseason, including a walk-off game-winner in the World Series. He worked very hard to become the player that he was and it showed in his remarkable improvement as time went on. He is a very good baseball mind that had to use it to reach the world’s highest level.
Podsednik has had a hand in NBC Sports Chicago’s White Sox coverage as a pre and postgame analyst. That tells us two things – he loves the White Sox enough to still follow them for a living and he is smart enough to give an objective opinion on television. That shows that he might be a really good candidate to be this team’s manager.
Obviously, this is all just for conversation as Rick Renteria is going to get his chance to coach a good team. However, it is fun to think about which former players could be ones to come in and coach the team. We’ve seen guys like Ozzie Guillen and Robin Ventura come in and coach this team as former players, so maybe that could be the case down the line.